Questions tagged [afghanistan]

Questions related to Afghanistan, a landlocked country located within south-central Asia, bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China.

4 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
0answers
118 views

Are there any details available on 1954 Afghan proposal for a merger with Pakistan?

I found a shocking declassified CIA NSC briefing on the alleged proposal here. It claims: Afghanistan Foreign Minister requests U.S. aid to bring about Afghanistan-Pakistan merger. He claims ...
3
votes
0answers
103 views

Why is Afghan Independence Day celebrated on August 19th and not August 8th?

The Treaty of Rawalpindi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) was signed on August 8, 1919. The Annexure (same date) states very clearly: You asked me for some further assurance that the Peace Treaty which the British ...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

Operation Enduring Freedom, early results

i'm writing a text about Afghanistan from 1992-2001. And i want to finish of with how "Operation Enduring Freedom" resulted in great losses for the Taliban in a short period of time, but i'm having ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Could British India have realistically allied with both Afghanistan and the Punjab?

In his book The Return of a King, historian William Dalrymple is strongly critical of British policy toward Afghanistan prior to the disastrous invasion of 1839. He implies, quoting the British envoy ...